Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Visit To Down Under

We had a 6D5N trip to Gold Coast & Tangalooma Island Australia recently.

Besides Movie World and Dream World, we'd many other unforgettable experiences.
We saw wild dolphin on the night we reached Tangalooma Island.

Used to receive kaola souvenirs from relatives. Now we finally have the chance to hug and touch a real kaola!
The first encounter with an emu.

We're lucky because there's a real platypus inside!

Patting a sheep after a sheep shearing show.

Crab & Oyster farm cruise began with Shrimp Catching...

What a big crab! (the fish was caught by her daddy)

"There's a whale!!"
An unforgettable whale watching experience! (It's not included in the tour package. We made special arrangement for it)

We opted not to go shopping but to spend an evening at the beautiful beach near our hotel.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mooncake, lantern & fire

I invited my brothers' families over for mid-autumn celebration.

Juin asked, "Mom, can we play with fire tonight?" (instead of "can we carry lanterns tonight?")
Kids preferred playing with fire to carrying lanterns, so parents ended up carrying their lanterns while they're playing with fire.

Kids had fun playing with the leftover sparklers from Chinese New Year.

Enjoying mooncakes and a good chat with the loved ones...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Little girls love their daddies...

Today is the birthday of my beloved father, Mr William Chin.
Last year, I wrote a birthday message on his facebook...

Last week we went back for a mini birthday celebration in Muar.

Today, I'm still going to tell him the same words...

Little girls love their daddies ... even after they're all grown ups. To my wonderful and loving dad, wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. You mean so much to me and you've made such a wonderful difference in my life.

Today is also the birthday of Mr William Chin's granddaughter (my sweet and lovely niece Jessie). Wishing her a wonderful birthday too!

Friday, September 3, 2010

A special "Kad Raya"

A few weeks ago I saw my youngest daughter making a greeting card for his Malay classmate, Farreeze. (there're 2 Malay boys in her class and she's close to Farreeze who sits next to her)
Some time ago I met Farreez's mother during the "report card" day. She told me her son has interest in Chinese language and therefore she puts him in a Chinese school. I feel that she is very open-minded and courageous because both she & her husband are Malays and can't understand a single Chinese word. I can't imagine myself sending my kids to a Tamil or Japanese school!
Kids are so pure & sincere. Tian Zi wrote "...Hope your Chinese gets better."

Farreeze gets along very well with his classmates, I'm sure he can pick up the language fast. Furthermore, he's a very smart & cheerful boy who's good in sports too.

Aww... so sweet... it reminds me of Yasmin Ahmad's movies, ha! ha!

Before I go on vacation next week, I would like to wish all my Muslim friends "Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri"